9 OctBetting Tips
When Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III were selected with the first two picks in the 2012 NFL Draft, not a single NFL betting fan was surprised. After all, it was just one-year prior that football fans witnessed the greatest rookie season from a quarterback in NFL history, so it only made sense that teams would not look away with players as talented as Luck and RGIII available. Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton laid down the precedent for success as the best rookie quarterback of all-time by setting an incredible 10 NFL records, and it will be interesting to see how this year’s rookie passers match up throughout the season.
The first rookie in NFL history to throw for more than 400 yards in back-to-back 5Dimes games including a record 432-yard performance against the Green Bay Packers, Newton finished the season with a total 4,051 passing yards, another rookie record. Newton joined Cincinnati Bengals’ quarterback Andy Dalton as the first two rookie passers to make the Pro Bowl, and while he was able to do a ton of damage with his arm, he could also move the ball with his legs. Newton set rookie records for most rushing yards by a quarterback with 706, most rushing touchdowns by a rookie quarterback with 14, and most total touchdowns with 35. While both Luck and RGIII are off to excellent starts with their respective sports betting teams, whether or not they will be able to even close to duplicating what Newton did as the best rookie quarterback of all-time will be difficult to say the least.